The first step is to arrange a meeting, ideally in your own home, to give Edward the opportunity to view the location for the furniture and discuss your personal style, taste and of course your requirements. If it is not convenient or practical to meet in your home, Edward will welcome you to the workshop, or indeed discuss the project over the phone or via email.
Following the initial meeting, once you have decided to proceed, we ask for a deposit of £600 to begin the design process, which also secures the next available workshop slot.
Ideas & Sketches
Once we have had time to absorb the brief we will begin to explore designs through a fluid mix of sketches and mood boards. How and when these are presented vary from project to project, however, the initial ideas are usually presented in a deliberately loose and fluid style to capture the general concept of the piece, whilst keeping the design open to further discussion and development.
With the direction of the design now established, Edward will begin to work on an in-depth proposal, and refine the design. We like to present the next stage of the design to you in our workshop in Bosham, where further hand drawn and AutoCAD production plans will be produced and presented – alongside an accurate guide price, material samples, finishes and on occasion, physical models and prototypes. This also gives you the opportunity to visit our workshop and studio environment and gain a deeper understanding of our craft.
We do not charge for the design process except on very complex or larger scale projects and we will always agree the costs in advance. Following the presentation, the design will be tweaked where necessary.
After approval and agreement on all aspects of the design, a fixed quotation and full payment schedule will be drawn up.